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Proper Kitchen Knives Make for Quick & Easy Cooking

Proper Easey Make For Kitchen Knives Queick Casy Cooking The key to saving time and providing nutritious meals at home is to use the proper tools in the kitchen. Having a go-to set of tools is important for any home chef, and can take much of the work out of cooking, making meal preparation easier and more efficient. A chef's knife is one of the most useful and accessible tools that if used properly will yield professional results with minimal effort. This Infographic illustrates which knives are essential for any home kitchen and what types are needed for each cooking task. The Golden Tool of the Kitchen: The Essential Knife Chef's Knife / Cook's Knife balanced and versatile $20 Ultra-thin but hefty blade chops and dices soft and tough foods but not bone. 1 $350 Other useful knives: $15 $250 Santoku 000000000000 0. Straight blade (often with hollow edges) for slicing and dicing. 31 Serrated Utility or Bread knife $12 $270 Cuts through crusty breads, soft fruits and cooked roasts.4) $5 $174 Straight Edge Peeling or Paring Knife Great for peeling and garmishing with fruits & veggies. 5) $20 Carving knives and forks $185 Longer blade for cutting poultry, ham and roasts.17 (9) Types of blades:" Straight Edge Cleanly cuts meat, veggies, and fruit. Serrated Edge 0000000 Toothed blade for cutting through crusts, soft items, or cooked meats without crushing the structure. Hollow Edge Air pockets created when cutting prevents sticking and creates finer slices. Different Foods, Different Knives What knife or tools should I use for each type of food?(10] Туpіcal Vegetable Tools Typical Fish Tools Utility, Paring or Bird's Beak (Tourne Knife) – Smaller blades allow for precise slicing, peeling or garnishing Santoku - Straight Filet Knife – Slices raw fish and takes skin off easily Fish Spatula – Has holes to remove moisture and is thin to get underneath delicate fish Sashimi Knife – Long and slender to make precision cuts along the fish Clam Shucker/Oyster Knife - Opens shell and releases mollusk from shell hollow- (-ground blade easily slices without sticking Serrated – Cuts through stalks and other harder items, as well as soft fruits like tomatoes Vegetable Cleaver or Nakiri Knife – Large, wide blade allows for easy chopping and easy transport of chopped items Typical Meat Tools Typical Cheese and Fruit Tools 8" Chef's Knife – Hefty enough to slice and prep meat filets Cleaver - Cuts through bone Boning Knife – De-bones raw meat and fish Carving Knife & Fork – Carves 6" Hollow Edge Chef's Knife – General purpose, smaller blade allows you to cut hard cheeses by applying more pressure and an easy release Cheese Grater – Finely grates hard cheeses roasts and slices cooked meats with ease Steak Knives – Easily slices cooked meat without tearing Cheese Slicers – Evenly slices using a thin blade or metal wire that glides right through semi-firm cheeses Specialty Fruit Knives like Watermelon knife, Grapefruit knife, etc. Care, Storage, & Treatment of Knives Safety and Care ) Regularly use a honing steel on your knives Honing your knife's blade reduces the amount of work and pressure required to use the knife, thus increasing control while reducing the amount of slipping. Sharpen with a sharpening steel or knife sharpener only as needed. Don't try to catch a falling knife. If a knife drops, back away as quickly as possible to avoid injury. Use the correct cutting surface. Only cut on flat wood or plastic surfaces (usually cutting boards) to prevent blade damage. Never chop on glass, marble or porcelain. Using a different surface or a hard blade such as ceramic will damage the surface and/or knife edge due to lack of elasticity. Hand wash your knives. After washing, dry the knife by wiping back to front with the blade facing away from your body. (12] Proper Cullery Storage" Stationary Knife Storage / Knife Block / Magnetic Knife Holder / In-Drawer Knife Tray / Stainless Steel Storage Block Professional Knife Storage / Chef's Knife Case / Rolled Bag-Style Carrier DO Do not let knives sit loosely inside of a drawer. Do not keep knives where children can reach them. Do not run your finger along the edge of the blade to test for sharpness. Do not slice meats too early, let them rest.* *This preserves and redistributes the juices throughout the meat NOT! Knives are a worthy investment that can tremendously improve life in the kitchen. Using the proper tools for cooking tasks makes recipe preparation much easier and faster, and it has also been found to make the healthy, economical option of cooking at home more enjoyable. 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Proper Kitchen Knives Make for Quick & Easy Cooking

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For anyone looking for a quick key for which essential kitchen knives you need and what they are used for, check out this Kitchen Knives infographic. Having a go-to set of tools is important for any h...



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